As well as learning how to carry out various cleaning methods, which machines to use and how to choose the correct cleaning solution, you will learn how to avoid some very common problems associated with carpet and upholstery cleaning. These include:-
SHRINKAGE – both on carpets and upholstery fabrics. Yes, even some types of recently manufactured carpets and modern fabrics may shrink and the only solution to this problem may be replacement. But on Prochem cleaning courses you will learn how to identify the carpets or fabric where shrinkage is a possibility and how to choose a cleaning method which will avoid shrinkage.
DYE MIGRATION or dye bleed. You will learn how to carry out the necessary tests to see whether this is a potential problem on the floor covering or upholstery that you about to clean. According to the results you will then be in a position to choose the correct cleaning solution and method to avoid dye bleed.
BROWNING – This is a phenomenon can vary in intensity, but the effects of browning have led to the closure of many carpet cleaning businesses because the damage has been irreversible. Once again, correct identification of the carpet fibre and the carpet construction is essential to avoid this type of problem.
STRETCHING – You will learn which types of carpet are likely to stretch and which techniques to use to avoid this. A carpet which has stretched can usually be re-fitted by a professional carpet layer, but the cost of this will be for the cleaner to bear and in all likelihood the customer will be unwilling to pay for the cleaning or give the cleaner any further work.
On a Prochem professional training course we will teach you how to inspect, test and take avoiding action for all of the problems described above, as well as to PREDICT the expected level of cleaning result – a bonus to both you and your customer. A Prochem carpet cleaning course will demonstrate to you the recommended cleaning methods, which have been designed to cope with the varying conditions of soiling, staining and other associated problems.
On a 2 day Carpet Cleaning Course you will also be shown how to carry out a survey and give the basic sales presentation to “close” a sale. This course is recommended for business start-ups.
The 1 day Upholstery Cleaning Course introduces a wide range of fabrics, which may be encountered in upholstered furniture, as well as car, coach and train interiors. It will show you how to make simple tests for potential problems such as:-
· DYE BLEED
· DISTORTION (velvets)
· and a phenomenon referred to as SWEALING or ring marking.
You will see demonstrations of the various methods, which may be used to clean WET CLEANABLE as well as DRY CLEAN ONLY fabrics, together with cleaning machines and accessory items, which have been designed to achieve the best possible results. You will also learn how to time and price an upholstery job and where the potential markets are.
The 1 day Hard Floor Maintenance and Cleaning Course introduces you to all the known flooring and floor covering types, as well as demonstrating the standard tasks of cleaning and maintenance throughout the ranges of hard, smooth and resilient floors. These include:-
· STRIPPING back old finishes
· SEALING new floors and RE-SEALING old floors which have become worn
· MAINTENANCE CLEANING and PERIODIC TREATMENTS